Avoid Fad Diets when Biting into a Healthy Lifestyle

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avoid-fad-diets-when-biting-into-a-healthy-lifestyleWith all the focus on weight in our society, it isn't surprising that millions of people fall prey to fad diets and bogus weight-loss products.
Conflicting claims, testimonials and hype by so-called "experts" can confuse even the most informed consumers.
The bottom line is simple: If a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
There are no foods or pills that magically burn fat. No super foods will alter your genetic code. No products will miraculously melt fat while you watch TV or sleep.
Some ingredients in supplements and herbal products can be dangerous and even deadly for some people.
Biting into a healthy lifestyle, as part of National Nutrition Month, means adopting sensible and sustainable eating plans that cater to your tastes while providing the nutrients you need and avoiding the additives you don’t.
Lisa Cimperman, a clinical dietitian at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, is here to discuss fad diets.

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